Subject: NetBSD 2.0 on IBM PS/2 feedback/problems
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Georg Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/19/2004 23:52:04
After the encouraging replies earlier about NetBSD 2.0 compatibility on
my IBM PS/2 Model 70 with 3C523 MCA ethernet I decided to give it a try
and booted with boot-ps2-.fs.
Unfortunately things did not work as well as I had hoped. Here's a
typeout of the screen output:
total memory = 6012 KB
avail memory = 2380 KB
cpu0 is at mainbus0 (uniprocessor)
cpu0: Intel 386DX (386-class)
mca0 at mainbus0
mca0 slot 1: IBM Dual Async Adapter (0xeeff): not configured
mca0 slot 2: IBM Memory Expansion (0xfecff): memory configured
elmc0 at mca0elmc0: cannot determine irq
edc0 at mca0 slot 4 irq 14 drq 5:IBM Integ. ESDI Fixed Disk & Controller
edc0: Fairness On, Release Immediate, DMA Burst pacing interval 24 ms
ed0 at edc0: 115 MB, 115 cyl, 24 head, 32 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 235520
ed0: 8 spares/cyl, Retries, Fixed, SkewedFormat, ZeroDefect, SecondaryOK
isa0 at mainbus0
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0 (mux ignored): console keyboard
vga0 is at isa0 port 0x3b0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0bffff
wsdisplay0 at vga0 (kbdmux ignored): console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-3 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2
The _ in the last line is a rapidly blinking white cursor. The rest of
the characters is green. That's all. The keyboard's lock LEDs can still
be switched, but no reaction on the screen to any keys. It just sits
A few strange things here
I think the total mem should be 1024 x 6 KB = 6144 KB?
Is the "IBM Dual Async Adapter not configured" OK?
Why doesn't it recognize the 3c523's IRQ (which is set to 12, BTW; could
I somehow explicitly tell the kernel?)
Why does it recognize isa0???? Does this system have an ISA bus??? Could
that be an issue one it tries to use the VGA console?
The machine runs Linux 2.0.38 with no problems, BTW.
I'd really appreciate your feedback. Please let me know if there's
anything I should try.
Georg Schwarz http://home.pages.de/~schwarz/
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